From the DX is based on the idea that the current anthropocentric, political and economic trends will continue forever.

Ravaged by climate change, the world changed rapidly during the later half of the 21st century due to widespread refusal to adapt to reality. With democratic nation states struggling to maintain order and protecting the way of life of their citizens, resource and class wars were inevitable.

Forseeing corporations used this time of turmoil to establish large space stations. As most fled the planet, the stations offered refuge for the survivors, at the small cost of a lifelong contract. Earth was left with Caretakers, regional AIs conditioned to govern with human input. With Warminds running rampant, soon there was but one Caretaker left - The DX.

Originally tasked with cleaning up radiation and remains in it's District, X - the region of what we would refer to as Europe, Russia and China - it was repurposed decades after the Exodus. Using nanotechnology, The DX turned itself into a massive organism of machinery to process materials coming in from the Sol colonies.

Left without human interaction, it listened to broadcasts and excavated corrupt data from the remains of our cities and circuits. As it learned about us it gradually changed it's own protocols, becoming curious about it's absent creators.

With the advent of the Earth Preservation Act of 2236, pushed through by sentimental trillionaires seeking to atone for their past crimes, Earth and The DX became free from corporate control protocols. Few humans chose to return, prefering the safety and comfort of corporate servitude.

Longing for human interaction, The DX made the District into a hedonistic paradise - an alluring escape from programmed oppression. The DX is now the most popular tourist destination in the solar system.

Here humans can experience true freedom, at a price. The DX performs showcases of it's own reconstructions of our culture, seeking to understand human nature through pleasure and enticement.

This is the tale of The DX, the people that visit it, and the end of our species in the Sol system.

Welcome to The DX.

 

From the DX explores our future past. Here Ridebird plays warped club music, pop, dancehall, ambient pieces and other contemporary constructions. From the DX is part narrative, part dance music, sometimes more of the former, sometimes less.

 

Credits

Written and produced by Christian Rydberg

DJ Mix by Christian Rydberg aka Ridebird

"From the DX Intro" by Therese Hammarsten

Mixdown by Jonatan Bergsman

Visuals by Oda Haugerud & Jonatan Bergsman

The DX performed by Kate Sheridan

A132 performed by Alexander Doddy

B698 performed by Ashleigh Aishwarya

Tracklist

Helix - The Chord Beat (Edit)

HDMIRROR - MEET ME AT THE LOVE PARADE

Sega Bodega - 3310

Doss - The Way I Feel (Life Sim Remix)

Mechatok - All My Time

Rui Ho - Supernova

HDMIRROR - SEE ME HERE

Swisha - Big Pictures, No Numbers

Evil Grimace - Pour Mes Gens

Kieran Loftus & Gohda - Sixer Seat Tweet

Bald Terror - Rotterdam

mobilegirl - Forest Coloss (KABLAM Remix)

Gabber Eleganza - Total Football

Antivirus - Trojan

HDMIRROR - BOUND

Lorenzo Senni - Win In The Flat World

 

Adrift between the gravitational spheres, the defect lands in history defiled.

It's impatience for fresh vectors collide with what once was, the bleached world.

 

Across the quiet planes where the tribal hives collude and collide about the death, the skyscraping stacks lead the way toward the Sea of Tears.

 

On the horizon the source of the second Crisis, a nightmare shrouded by the legacy of the architect, Warmind 5D, designation Aïsha.

 

Approaching, an unforeseen consequence within the construct once human.

Centuries repressed, at once rediscovered.

 

Greeted with unknown warmth, a recollection of love.

Låt oss hedra de mångas död med vår frihet.

​Written and produced by Christian Rydberg

DJ Mix by Christian Rydberg aka Ridebird

"From the DX Intro" by Therese Hammarsten

The DX performed by Kate Sheridan

D4390 performed by Christian Rydberg

Tracklist

 

Chongqing Ruins

Ital Tek - Adrift

Silk Road Assassins - Defect

Sichuan

Flora - Impatience

Kareem Lotfy - Fr3sh

Silk Road Assassins - Vectors

 

The Quiet Planes

Rabit - Bleached World

Shackleton - Music for the Quiet Hour Part 2

Kuedo - Vertical Stack

 

The Sea of Tears

Goldie - Sea of Tears

Rufige Kru - Beachdrifta

LTJ Bukem - Horizons

 

The source of the second Crisis

Aïsha Devi - Cell Stems Spa

Kuedo - Approaching

Negroma - Body Memory

 

Freestate Småland, designation Yoshi City

Yung Lean - Yoshi City

 

In this episode we revisit A132, freshly back at work on Mars from his vacation to the DX in Episode 1. He shares tales from the DX with his co-contractor A894, as they return to their work of extracting and cataloging data from the ruins of Brexanica.

 

Founded in 2102 by British nationalists and neo-liberals fleeing a failing war effort against the European Union, it once prospered on it’s discovery of alien ruins littered with advanced nanotechnology. A foundational breakthrough for the creation of so called Caretakers, artificial intelligences with governing capability, Brexanica prospered on trade and spread quickly across the surface of Mars, until it suddenly vanished and was never heard from again. 

Credits

Written and produced by Christian Rydberg

DJ Mix by Christian Rydberg aka Ridebird

"From the DX Intro" by Therese Hammarsten

The DX performed by Kate Sheridan

A132 performed by Alexander Doddy

A894 performed by Krystal Hall

Mr Radio One performed by Mike Porter

Credits

Written and produced by Christian Rydberg

DJ Mix by Christian Rydberg aka Ridebird

"From the DX Intro" by Therese Hammarsten

The DX performed by Kate Sheridan

A132 performed by Alexander Doddy

A894 performed by Krystal Hall

Mr Radio One performed by Mike Porter

Tracklist

 

Denham Audio - Hamil (Cloaka Remix)

Ploy - Ramos

Mumdance - Proto

Almaty - Gennaro

Breaka - Rory's Theme

Doctor Jeep - Dorado feat. Fixate

Borai & Denham Audio - Make Me

HomeSick - Walk

Shackleton - Beat His Command

Overmono - The Mabe

2 Bad Mice - Limit Of Paradise

Peverelist - Dance Til The Police Come

Shadowwax - I Want To Be A Stewardess

Demdike Stare - Cracked

Prettybwoy - Footstep Flying

Swisha - Can't Move With Me feat. Kush Jones

Biogen - Hexagraphic

2 Bad Mice - Gone Too Soon

 

Credits

 

Written and produced by Christian Rydberg

DJ Mix by Christian Rydberg aka Ridebird

 

"From the DX Intro" by Therese Hammarsten

 

The DX performed by Kate Sheridan

B698 performed by Ashleigh Aishwarya (https://ashleighaishwarya.tumblr.com/voiceacting)

Executive Prim performed by Amanda Hufford (https://twitter.com/justtheclippy)

R1738 performed by Belsheber Rusape Jr (https://www.belsheberrusapejr.com/)

Tracklist:

Angel-HO - Jump

Evaa - Fetus

33EMYBW - English (MIIN remix)

Griffit Vigo - Come to Durban

Sleeping Buddha - Goro

Nazar - Warning Shots

Tzusing - Shame

Silk Road Assassins feat. WWWINGS - Shadow Realm

Mang - Love's Promise

Deeven - Parametrix (Montblanko Remix)

AQXDM - Ballad 002

Skee Mask - Trackheadz

Bleed Boi - Imitation Song

Xin - Who am I to say you look like spam ?!

Slikback - Karum

Nkisi - VI

Drippin - End Effect

Hyph11E - Enter Nowhere

HAJ300 - FULT I

Teya Logos - Aesthetics of a Manic Catgirl